Hamilton on Pink Bull: I’ve by no means seen a automotive this quick

After watching a breeze go by on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, lewis hamilton He mentioned Pink Bull’s present automotive is faster than something it had throughout Mercedes’ dominant spell a couple of years in the past.

Pink Bull recorded a second straight one-two at Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, ending comfortably forward of its rivals.

The reigning world champions have taken Mercedes’ place because the dominant power in F1 after the German producer received eight consecutive constructors’ titles between 2014 and 2021.

max verstappenwinner of the final two drivers’ championships, he began fifteenth after a automotive drawback in qualifying, however slowly fell again and made it simpler for Hamilton and his teammate. george russell on his means again to the second.

Requested if it was a priority for F1 to see Pink Bull thus far forward, Hamilton mentioned: “I don’t know, it’s not for me to say, however I’ve by no means seen a automotive that quick.

“After we have been quick, we weren’t that quick. That’s the quickest automotive I’ve ever seen in comparison with the remainder, I don’t know why or how, nevertheless it handed me with a variety of pace.”

“I didn’t even hassle to dam as a result of there was an enormous pace distinction.”

Ferrari has additionally fallen additional behind Pink Bull in comparison with final 12 months.

Carlos Sainz agrees with Hamilton that Pink Bull is on a unique degree than the remainder this 12 months, however mentioned that’s not one thing followers ought to criticize.

“I’ve by no means been a fan of worrying concerning the dominance of a workforce, as a result of in the event that they’ve finished a great job, they deserve it,” mentioned the Ferrari driver after ending sixth. “I imply, I want it was.

“Sadly this can be a sports activities automotive greater than the drivers, we all know that makes extra of a distinction. Though Pink Bull has a really robust line-up, clearly, but when a automotive is admittedly good, all the opposite drivers can’t do a lot to remain in that”. struggle. However we’ve seen it up to now, it’s nothing new.

“Max’s restoration from fifteenth place reveals they’re in a unique league.”